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skeptical
used in War and Peace

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Definition
doubtful (that something is true or worthwhile)

or more rarely:

generally tending to doubt what others believe
  • This amazed Nicholas and even made him regard Bolkonski's courtship skeptically.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (7% in)
  • Though some skeptics smiled when told of Berg's merits, it could not be denied that he was a painstaking and brave officer, on excellent terms with his superiors, and a moral young man with a brilliant career before him and an assured position in society.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (40% in)
  • The old prince had changed in appearance only by the loss of a tooth, which left a noticeable gap on one side of his mouth; in character he was the same as ever, only showing still more irritability and skepticism as to what was happening in the world.
    Book Nine — 1812 (32% in)
  • At first her intervention in the business of packing was received skeptically.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (31% in)

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